The news broke today that there are now more Canadians over the age of 65 than there are under the age of 15. It was appropriate that I spoke at a local debate in Saanich Gulf Islands hosted by the Canadian Association of Retired People this afternoon—one of three debates in my riding today!
The Greens want to support our elders and strengthen the opportunities for young people at the same time. Seniors issues, like youth issues, have many components and are the responsibility of different levels of government.
This is why it is so important to change our federal decision making so that all levels of government, including First Nations, can work toward common goals. I think all parties in the election can embrace our proposal for the Council of Canadian Governments. It is not 1867 anymore, and we need to update our way of making national decisions.